Special 2012 Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournament Out Now

December is here, so I can safely say, “Happy holidays” everyone! The first of the Angry Birds Friends Winter Tournaments is now underway over at Facebook. This twist on the normal tourney is similar to what we saw during Halloween (sadly, without the awesome Zombie Pigs!); however, this one is broken up into four unique tournaments that take place through the month of December. It also has some very unique aspects, which we break down below:

  • Four tournaments, with “Tournament I” starting tonight! The schedule is as follows:
    • 12/03 thru 12/10: Tournament I (walkthroughs)
    • 12/10 thru 12/17: Tournament II (walkthroughs)
    • 12/17 thru 12/24: Tournament III
    • 12/24 thru 12/31: Tournament IV
  • Each tournament contains six unique levels with some new gameplay, icluding sleds (sliding TNT!), snowballs, and snowball cannons. Check out our walkthrough videos, which will be updated as the tournament progresses!
  • Santa Bomb (bird)! — “Santa Bomb” is a supped up Bomb Bird and can only be used once per level (similar to “The Hunter”). You receive a random number for free at the start of each the first tournament and can purchase an unlimited supply via the add-on.
  • TNT Drop! — This is something we’ve never seen before. This power-up — which you can see in action in the video above — sends three “presents” floating down to the pigs below via parachutes. These are no normal presents, rather, each one contains a TNT. Placement seems random, and, similar to “Santa Bomb”, they can only be used once per level. I did not receive any free TNT Bombs, but other users have stated they received a random number for free.
  • Special add-ons available to purchase include unlimited Santa Bombs and TNT Drops. If you don’t want to wait you can also unlock all six tournament levels. Important! Remember, these purchases are unique to the respective tournament, you don’t get them for the entire month.

Well, there you have it, a fun new tournament for you to check out. Head on over to apps.facebook.com to compete against your friends. Remember, you don’t have to purchase anything to play.

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Tags: Angry Birds Friends, Facebook Friends, Friends Special Tournament, Xmas
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News

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Comments (27)

Rank: Hardened with 630 points
By Rovinovic (@rovinovic)

this is going to be awesome :D

Profile photo of adam.npRank: Out of this World with 2830 points
By adam.np (@adam-nagypal)

“You do not receive any free TNT Bombs, so they must be purchased.”

I received six of them, like Santa Bomb.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6110 points
By Chris (@chriss)

Me too.

Rank: Explosive with 2260 points
By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Odd enough, I received nine Santa Bombs!

Profile photo of blahalb09Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

Same, I got 9 Santa bombs and 6 tnt bombs.

Rank: Explosive with 2260 points
By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Me three.

Profile photo of AngryBirdsLover119Rank: Shooter with 960 points
By AngryBirdsLover119 (@angrybirdslover119)

I got 7 Santa bombs and 6 TNT bombs.
What the…

Rank: DaBomb with 285 points
By gagalover (@jrosin)

I got 10 santa bombs and 6 tnt drops!

Profile photo of Dr. OmegaRank: Gold Flinger with 7540 points
By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Anyone buy the pack? I am curious what the “Exclusive Snowball Avatar” looks like.

Rank: Explosive with 2260 points
By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

“Exclusive Snowball Avatar Item”
It’s probably just a snowball that sits beside your bird.

Profile photo of blahalb09Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

If we win a tournament, will we receive free Santa/tnt bombs along with all the other power-ups?

Rank: Sling God with 27745 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Good question!

Profile photo of adam.npRank: Out of this World with 2830 points
By adam.np (@adam-nagypal)

Well, now we know: the answer is no. :( The free SBs and TNTs were first week only.

Profile photo of wrw01Rank: Sling God with 21255 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Winter TNT Drops a view of the future for ABO? Love the new innovations and what Rovio brings us each month as their success increases and our fun keeps growing.

By Morph416

Question I need to ask is.. if so many of us have different options as to what “free” powerups we get.. how is this a fair tournament Rovio? Not everyone is going to spend money on buying additions.

Profile photo of DiefishmaggiRank: DaBomb with 460 points
By Diefishmaggi (@diefishmaggi)

Not all people wants to buy. They just want to play, that’s all.

Profile photo of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16795 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

It doesn’t make the tournament “unfair”. It is just a game after all. Rovio did a pretty darn good job, if you ask me, with those levels and new features.

By sparkle

I managed to get 3 stars on all levels without using power ups. My question is today is last day for first round should I save them or use them all up?

Rank: Flinger with 45 points
By zsatyek (@zsatyek)

On 10 dec started the new tournamnet. But i don’t have new free gift like a santa, tnt. Is it normal or mistake?

Rank: Sling God with 27745 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Only get them once.

Rank: Flinger with 45 points
By zsatyek (@zsatyek)

oo sry, i see that: “only the 1st week”. it’s veryvery unfair. If i don’t spend money for rovio, i don’t enjoy the game completely. this is….

Rank: Sling God with 27745 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Seeing as the Facebook app is completely free in its base form, I don’t see the harm in kicking a few bucks their way. Doesn’t seem very greedy. Seems like a small payment.

Profile photo of mariokart.cruzRank: Out of this World with 2605 points
By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

@birdleader: I think that Rovio will update AB Friends with the last 15 Green Day levels in the next few weeks because last week Green Day released the final CD for their trilogy.

Rank: Sling God with 27745 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)
Profile photo of mariokart.cruzRank: Out of this World with 2605 points
By mariokart.cruz (@mariokart-cruz)

Darn, I was really hoping for more levels

Rank: Champion with 3005 points
By Batdance (@batdance)

I have to say these week 2 levels have been some of the best levels ever. I hope to see the snowball thrower in the current seasons advent. So much fun.

Profile photo of Hidayat1999Rank: Fling King with 4500 points
By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Tournament III level 3 has a snowball cannon. Similar to the Stormtroopers in ABSW, it shoots 3 snowball at a time.

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